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Help Deana raise money

For participating in 2021 Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon

My Story…

This is my Mission Possible. I really need you on my team to help me make it happen. 

To celebrate my 65th birthday and to help raise much needed funds to provide the impoverished children living in the San Miguel,  I am pledging to walk 65 Kilometers. If you could help support me I would very much appreciate it. 

I know it's a stretch but with your support I´ll get those kilometers in and then some. Here are some examples of how much your support can help.

Your gift of $35 would pay the salary of the driver of the unit, who also works as the dental assistant, for one day. 

A gift of $50 will pay the salary of the doctor or dentist for a day's work

A gift of $250 will pay the salary of the doctor or dentist for a week.

Every bit helps and I want to thank you for your support

51 years ago Patronato Pro Niños was founded and you can learn more by following our link

Patronato Pro Niños website 

 Founded in 1970, Patronato's mission is to provide medical, dental and psychological care for children and adolescents from economically deprived families in the Municipality of San Miguel de Allende. The Municipality, with a population of approximately 190,000 people, consists of over 500 communities outside of San Miguel proper. Most are remote and in many cases medical services are poor and dental services are non-existent.

Patronato owns its own office and clinic in San Miguel de Allende and provided more that 14,000 consultations to more than 9,2000 children in 2019. In 2020 the COVID pandemic shut down schools and businesses in Mexico, including all of Patronato's operations for 6 months.
In addition to the clinic Patronato operates five mobile dental or medical/dental units that visit rural communities in the Municipality.

Your donation goes a long way to helping us keep our services running and getting those very special children the support they need.  


For ten years, AMISTAD CANADA (AC) has been working to improve the lives of Mexicans-in-need through health and education Projects delivered in partnership with twelve Mexican NGOs. 

Projects include: mobile medical-dental service to remote communities; healthy school meals; underwriting medical care for sick and disabled children; supplemental classes in subjects such as literacy, computer skills, English and the arts; primary to post-secondary scholarships; a school for the Deaf; and a therapy centre for children with various disabilities.

AC participation in the Scotiabank Charity Challenge will provide Mexican-Canadians, and other runners who are attached to Mexico, an opportunity to support these initiatives.

Recent donors

Donation date Donor name Donation amount
Nov 03 Ron and Carolyn Woodard $100.00
Oct 28 Anonymous $50.00
Oct 22 David and Carolyn Winfield $100.00
Oct 12 Anonymous Happy to support you amiga! $100.00
Oct 11 Anonymous Always an inspiration. Undisclosed amount
Oct 09 Erica Brand You continue to amaze and inspire me, Deana! $100.00
Oct 06 Razdan Family Happy Birthday and Best Wishes on the 65 Km walk ! $250.00
Sep 29 Jack and Mary Jane Harvey $100.00
Sep 29 Anonymous $250.00
Sep 28 Susan Avila-Smith The needs of this community are huge. Helping needs to be done by all those who are blessed with an abundance. $25.00